Foster & Kinship Care Advisory Committee
This committee consists of FKCE staff, trainers, Child Welfare staff, resource families, and former foster youth. We invite you to join us in discussing program improvements, training, conferences and special events. We typically meet four times a year from September to May, Our meetings take place in the Board Room at College of the Redwoods, Eureka Campus from 3:00pm -4:00pm. Please call for exact dates.
New Directions of Humboldt Foster Family Association New Directions of Humboldt Foster Family Association offers members
monthly training, advocacy, support groups, and more. Meetings are held
on the 2nd Thursday each month from 9:30am to 12:00pm at the Eureka Nazarene Church, 2039 E.
St., Eureka, CA 95501. For more
information and to arrange onsite childcare, please contact Heather Peugh at
Humboldt County Quality Parenting Initiative (QPI)
QPI is an approach, a philosophy and a network of sites that share
information and ideas about how to improve parenting as well as recruit
and retain excellent families. It is an effort to rebrand foster care,
not simply by changing a logo or an advertisement, but by changing the
expectations of and support for caregivers.
They work as a team with agency staff to support children and youth. The child welfare system
commits to fully supporting excellent parenting by putting the needs of
the child first.
This meeting is facilitated by Allison Allison Phongsavath , Program Manager of Child Welfare Services and meets on the third Wednesday of every month at the Eureka Nazarene Church, 2039 E. St., Eureka, CA 95501.
Humboldt County Foster Families...
- Are valued members of a team dedicated to nurturing, honoring and supporting children and their families
- Practice a high standard of skilled parenting by being willing to seek out resources and training to help children cope with trauma, loss and separation through developmental life stages
- Mentor, support and advocate for children, families and each other
- Are open to maintaining a lifelong connection to children, youth and families